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Hi I spilled coffe over msi cr360 it boots and works after i dreid it out however I have no keyboard and cannot enble fn keys e.g. wireless capability is there a work around or a manual to open and clean the notebook?? please if you can help or alternative reassign fn keys to my wireless keyboard

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I will try to describe to you in simple terms here. There are a series of screws you will see on the bottom of the lap top. There screws have to be removed all of them before proceeding to clean the computer further. You will also see approx: 3 small screws under the battery when you remove the battery these screws are for the plate that goes across that has the power button etc. Remove those as well then remove the plate and the keyboard be sure to remember where all the screws go back to.
Now the keyboard may need to be replaced it sounds like it was a device that did not make it through the coffee spill and the drying process. There will also be one or two small screws that hold the keyboard down you will see those once you remove the power button plate. Remove those screws carefully take a small screw driver and push the holder for the keyboard cable clip to unlock the clip to remove the cable be very gentle when doing this removal. Observe how it came apart and this will be how to re-install a new keyboard.
You can get new keyboards at Amazon.com this is where I get them at. The process once you get into it and be extremely careful is not that difficult to do as you begin to expose the case pieces once apart. Do not use any wet fluids to clean the parts with. Dry clean only using a soft cloth and take your time.
Enjoy and have fun with it I find it rather interesting more so than a desktop PC repair. Thanks for using FixYa! Do not forget to vote for me John

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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